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Fairbanks Summer Trails Challenge

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2020 Summer Trails Challenge Trail List:
1. Chena River Bike Path – Growden Park Complex
2. Eagle Trail – Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
3. Tanana River Overlook – Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
4. Chena Lake Bike Path – Chena Lake Recreation Area
5. Island Trail – Chena Lake Recreation Area
6. Outhouse Loop – Birch Hill Recreation Area
7. Tower Loop – Birch Hill Recreation Area
8. 100 Mile Loop Trail – Isberg Recreation Area
9. After Hours Trail – Skyline Ridge Park
10. Goldstream Connector – Skyline Ridge Park
11. Secret Trail – Skyline Ridge Park
12. Skarland 12 Mile Loop – Musk Ox Subdivision
13. Viereck Nature Trail – UAF North Campus Trails
14. Lingonberry Loop – Koponen Homestead Trails
15. Equinox Out-and-Back Trail – Ester Dome
16. Angel Creek Hillside Trail – Chena River State Recreation Area
17. ANGEL ROCKS TRAIL – Chena River State Recreation Area
18. Pinnell Mountain Trail – Steese National Conservation Area
19. Quartz Creek Trail – White Mountains National Recreation Area
20. Mike Kelly Trail – Chena
River State Recreation Area


How many trails can you find this summer?

What is the Trails Challenge? 
The Fairbanks Trails Challenge is an all-ages, all-abilities, outdoor scavenger hunt of epic proportions! The Trails Challenge is designed to get you out with your friends and family to explore our wonderful local trails, both new and familiar. Each summer and winter season, Parks Department staff temporarily installs special signs in secret locations along a dozen or so local trails. While the signs are up, we invite everyone to visit the trails and try and find the signs. Along the way we hope you have a chance to learn new skills, see new places, and make positive memories.

How do you take the Trails Challenge?
Anyone is allowed to participate in the search. When you find a sign, prove you made it by taking a “selfie” photo with the sign and posting it on social media with the hashtag “#FNSBTrails” or email your photo to Parks@fnsb.us. And of course, leave the sign to be found by the next trail challenge participant. Participants who find AT LEAST TEN signs during the event can win prizes from local sponsors and the coveted Trailblazer Award. Participants under the age of ten can find at least five signs to win the Junior Trailblazer Award! Whether you find one or find them all, challenge yourself to get outside and enjoy nature! 

When can we take the Trails Challenge? 
The Trails Office hosts two Fairbanks Trails Challenge events each year: a Winter Trails Challenge and a Summer Trails Challenge. The Winter Trails Challenge starts roughly in mid-December and lasts through March. The Summer Trails Challenge starts roughly in mid-June and lasts through September. Start and end dates fluctuate depending on weather and trail conditions. The signs stay in place for the season then are removed to be placed in new and different locations for the next challenge. So each season you are challenged to have a new adventure!

Contact the Trails Coordinator at bwright@fnsb.us or 907-459-7401. Check the Trails Office webpage for MAPS and TRAILS INFORMATION! Follow the FNSB Parks & Recreation Facebook Page for updates.

See you on this summer’s trails!

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